A Rosemary Scales Prize winner for best cello concerto performance at the Kingsville International Young Performers Competition, cellist Sam Ou has performed at prestigious summer festivals including those at Tanglewood, Sarasota, Musicorda, Santa Fe, and La Jolla. He completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music at Columbia University and The Juilliard School in the schools’ double-degree program, and later received a Doctorate of Musical Arts from New England Conservatory (NEC) in Boston. He was praised by The Boston Globe for his “impassioned performance” of Liszt’s Romance oubliée at NEC’s Jordan Hall. He has been a visiting lecturer and cello teacher at Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taipei, Taiwan, and currently teaches at the NEC Preparatory School. A frequent collaborator with organist Harry Lyn Huff, Mr. Ou and Mr. Huff recently released the CD With String and Pipe, recorded in the sanctuary of Old South Church.